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Steps to take when you are involved in a car crash

Driving on Louisiana roadways is something most people take for granted, whether you are running errands, going to work or heading out for date night. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, we have experience representing clients injured in traffic accidents.

How long can I wait before filing an auto accident lawsuit?

Many of us have heard the phrase “time is of the essence.” That is true for many areas of life, but if you have been hurt in a car accident on a Louisiana road, that phrase is even more applicable for your current situation. If you want to file a civil lawsuit against the other party to win compensation for your injuries, you cannot wait for very long before filing in court.

Car accidents - the leading cause of traumatic brain injury

Anyone who has ever had a bump on the head knows that it can be scary when what follows is a massive headache, nausea and vomiting. Those who have visited a Louisiana emergency room following an incident like this have likely heard they had a concussion or a traumatic brain injury.

Medical and legal complications of car crashes

If you were to be involved in a car crash in Louisiana, you would likely realize quite rapidly that the process of obtaining recompense for your injuries is complex and full of pitfalls. At Jacqueline A. Scott & Associates, the last thing we want to see is an injured individual without the financial power to handle medical bills, pain recovery or other related expenses.

What should you know about the distracted driving epidemic?

When you drive through Louisiana, there's a good chance that you're going to pass at least one distracted driver. Distracted driving is an epidemic affecting the entire nation, and here are a few things that you should know about it before you hit the road again.

Do you have to contact law enforcement after an accident?

In the moments following a car accident in Lousiana, you will probably be mainly concerned with ensuring everyone is okay and assessing how bad your vehicle was damaged. You might be tempted to avoid calling law enforcement and just work things out between you and the other driver, especially if there was just minor damage. However, it is almost always in the best interest of everyone involved to call law enforcement and report the accident.

How can motorists avoid accidents in the winter?

Many motorists in Louisiana are not familiar with driving in snowy and icy conditions and are likely to encounter difficulties in navigating the roads. Though there are more car accidents during the warmer months, the roads are harder to drive on during the wintertime. The winter is when 70 percent of traffic fatalities occur, states TheZebra.com. 

How to avoid texting and grooming while driving

If you are in the habit of using your cellphone when you drive around Bossier City, you are not the only one. According to a study on Wired.com, 88 percent of distances traveled are done by drivers who are using their cellphones while operating their vehicles. Distractions make the roads more dangerous and less predictable. 

Distracted driving paving the way for new car technology

One thing that many motorists in Bossier do not think much about is how their actions affect road safety until they find themselves involved in crashes. As dangerous as driving can be, many individuals take chances and use their cellphones, eat and mess around with things inside of their cars while they are operating their vehicles. They simply cannot wait until they are off the roads to avoid distractions. 

How to teach teens to be good drivers

Parents are one of the biggest influences on teen drivers in Louisiana. They are often a teen's first driving instructor. This is a role that is not to be taken lightly. Parents need to do their best to shape their teen into a driver who will be safe on the roadways. Luckily, there are many steps parents can take to do this. 

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